Annette and Jonathan Whitlock

Annette and Jonathan Whitlock

Annette and Jonathan Whitlock began their journey together July 2, 1980 when she gave birth to this first-born son in Provo, Utah. Four years later the family moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania where Jeff and Annette raised four children and where they still reside.

Annette has been writing in some type of a journal since she was sixteen years old. This came in handy when she felt prompted to write about their family’s experience during those difficult four years after Jonathan’s car accident, literally using her journal entries and letters to family and friends. Since writing The Long Run – My Son’s Inspired Journey Through Traumatic Brain Injury she and Jonathan have enjoyed a different kind of journey together as they share their message to take whatever faith one has and allow it to help navigate the trials of life.

Jonathan begged his mother to homeschool him during those awkward middle school years. She finally relented during his ninth grade year. If you ask Jonathan, he will say he was “self-taught” during those high school years. He majored in Studio Arts at Southern Virginia College in 1998-99. While preparing for his mission during summer break, he was involved in a car accident that left him comatose for five months, having sustained a traumatic brain injury. It took almost a year to pick up a paint brush and start all over again, but this time with his non-dominant hand. With his love of painting and artistic mind still intact, and despite his numerous disabilities, he has displayed his art in local galleries as well as at his alma mater.

All Sessions by Annette and Jonathan Whitlock

Gettysburg Youth Day 3 5/19/2023
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Enduring Well to the End (Annette and Jonathon Whitlock)

Longstreet Suite C

Enduring seems like drudgery at times. But enduring well? Now, that's a different story! We'll share ideas that will bring joy and hope on life's journey that only God knows when it will end. Come and learn how to embrace your challenges, and not just endure them.

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

Closing Keynote - The Long Run (Annette and Jonathon Whitlock)

Aspire Ballroom

On the night of June 13, 1999, everything changed for eighteen-year-old Jonathan Whitlock and his family. That's when wrapping his car around a telephone pole nearly took his life, and "the long run" of recovery began. And yet, that long run also opened up opportunities to witness miracles, strengthen faith, and share light and truth with an ever widening circle of influence.

Gettysburg Parents Day 3 5/19/2023
4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

Closing Keynote - The Long Run (Annette and Jonathon Whitlock)

Aspire Ballroom

On the night of June 13, 1999, everything changed for eighteen-year-old Jonathan Whitlock and his family. That's when wrapping his car around a telephone pole nearly took his life, and "the long run" of recovery began. And yet, that long run also opened up opportunities to witness miracles, strengthen faith, and share light and truth with an ever widening circle of influence.